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breaking news overnight, two shootings in one night in st. petersburg. in one of those, two the people sitting in a car at 9th avenue north an library were shot. investigators aren't revealing a motive but speculate drugs played a role. and a deadly shooting in st. pete and police believe it may be an accident. a man was shot. he showed up at the hospital and later died but police don't expect charges to be filed. and tracking the tropics. overnight tropical depression six formed over the atlantic. it could become tropical storm
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news channel 8 today. i'm gayle guyardo. >> and i am gene ramirez. we have breaking news this morning. it has to do with traffic. let's check in with leslee lacey. >> yeah, we're kick-off with a crash on the howard frankland bridge. it's on the tampa side and it is northbound. here's a quick look at it. and we have the two right lanes open. just a few minutes ago, only the right lane was open so they have cleared it to the two left sides. injuries involved in the crh. vehicles on the roadway, we are keeping an eye on this one. omar has a live look for us. this is in the distance with the water. but again, this is the accident northbound on the howard frankland bridge. and as we come back to the maps here, you can see begin those two left lanes are taken away. fortunately we don't have delays. just because there's not that many vehicles on the roadway. >> thank goodness. >> hopefully the weather is
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it was hot yesterday. didn't break a record but we were darn close. 97 in sarasota. the old record was 99. thank goodness we didn't hit that. tampa hit 94 and the old record was 97. back to school again on this wednesday, 79 degrees for the first class. 89degrees at lunchtime. and 92, the hot afternoon when the final bell rings. with rain chances increasing, about a 20% rain chance early afternoon. 40% rain chance after 4:00 p.m. as the storms head toward coast. coming up at 4:48:38 in weather and traffic on the 8s, i am tracking tropical depression six for you. >> thank you. the future of a tampa nursing home is in question. workers, residents and lawmakers will plead to keep university village open after an 8 on your side investigation revealed problems with the facility from broken air conditioning units to leaky roofs. 8 on your side's ryan hughes is there this morning. and at one point, people wanted it shut down but now they want
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>> reporter: gene, good morning. university village has been plagued with problems for years but now it's under new management and workers and residents think it should be given a second chance. they plan to and to keep it open. last month, the judge recommended that the owners pay a $10,000 fine and suggested that the state revoke the home's license but workers want to the keep their jobs and residents want the to keep their homes. people conditions continue to worsening, flooding, leaky roof, expensive lawsuits with the state diverted money that residents claim should be used to fix up the place. >> the biggest thing is the lack of air conditioning. >> the dining room, no air conditioning. the buffet is hot before you start. >> they're putting band-aids on everything. people are worried the minute that the air conditioner goes that they won't get another one.
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plans to pull the plug next month. workers hope the new management company can run things better. back here live, we will be at a meeting at 11:00 a.m. which will include city leaders, residents and care givers. they'll keep you posted on that front. back to you now. >> thank you. well this morning, a horrifying case of child negligent. five children are in state custody after they were found living in conditions. the couple taking care of them are in jail. >> these children lived as if they were animals in a cage. that's the reality. >> a hillsborough county judge reacted when 45-year-old barbara boone and the 56 appeared in court. investigators claim the couple left five kids ages 8 through 17 live in a home without power and without running water. in fact, they claim the kids were forced to use a bucket
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things were so bad in the home, it's now condemned and more troubling, investigators say one child hadn't gone to school for two to three years and had trouble communicating. a hillsborough county teacher remains in critical condition after a deadly crash. he was in a car hit by an accused drunk driver. his friend, a fellow teacher died in the crash. now her family is talking to doctors about harvesting her organs. bryce manslaughter charges in connection to her death. police claim he ran a red light, crashing into the car the teachers were in in pinellas park. right now, there's a $5,000 reward for anyone that helps nab a cat kill templet man putting up the reward believes a person or people are using howard frankland bridge to dump cats. that's where news channel 8's lindsey mastis is this morning. lindsay, tell us more about what's going on. >> reporter: yeah, gayle, so
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been found along the howard frankland bridge. two have been rescued. we have been following the the stories for months and now one man has had enough. >> it's these people that have some type of disorder to abuse animals that we have to put behind bars. >> reporter: that is dan hester, the found of the cat spay and neuter program. and he is putting up $5,000 of his own money as a reward. he has been moved by a recent two women saw this little guy thrown from a window on the howard frankland bridge and it got stuck in a wheel well. luckily the cat was rescued. the florida highway patrol is spreading the word about that reward. and to claim the reward, all you have to do is provide information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible. and you can share this story from our wfla facebook page as well, help get the word out. gayle-- >> i know we have been
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cats found and now it seems like it's a trend. thank you, lindsay. the florida chamber of commerce event explores ways the community can support veterans with services and jobs. in your vote, republican presidential candidate donald trump will get a classified intelligence briefing in new york. it will be conducted by the office of intelligence. since the 1950s, presidential candidates have received the intelligence briefings. officials explain the briefings are fairly general. new developments in the email scandal surrounding democratic presidential candidate hillary rodham clinton. the fbi turned over documents related to the investigation into clinton's use of a private email server. congress is going over the information. in the document, the fbi explained why it did not recommend charging clinton.
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away from 4:38 on this wednesday morning. how is it looking? >> well, you can bet it's going to be another scorcher out there. temperatures right now are a mild and muggy -- now are mild and muggy. but they're going up to 89 by noon with an afternoon high of 93. notice 89 degrees at 6:00 p.m. that's because the storms start then. look at the rainfall potential between now and about 1:00, 2 :00, very sparse rainfall. but after 4:00, really fire up along and west of i-75. watch for some strong thunderstorms there this afternoon and evening. and as we mentioned, tropical depression six has formed and it should strengthen to tropical storm fiona. but in the last minute or so, i got the 5:00 a.m. update. it should become tropical storm fiona by the end of the day but it stays out to sea and shouldn't pose an issue for us
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coast. let's check on traffic on the 8s. we have the big problem. yeah, the problem on the howard frankland bridge. that in a second. we have another issue in pinellas county. northbound 275 as we look at the maps, near the 38th avenue north entrance ramp. we have a collision. i'm not seeing delays. it's tying up at least one lane on the ramp. and let's head to the waterways. no delay here but northbound as you move into the tampa bay area from pinellas county, an accident on our howard frankland bridge. here's the situation. the two the two left lanes are blocked. injuries are involved in this crash. and meliek on the street, he is down there with a live view. and ouch, that's turned over on the side. the barrier just behind it. so traffic again still getting by on the right. but they've got to get the car out of there and they have to clean things up. looks like it's going to be closed down in the two left lanes for a bit. i'll let you know when it opens up. in the meantime again, no
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that's a look at weather and traffic. back to gene and gayle. >> all right, leslee, we will check back. pokimon go players targeted. >> an 8 on your side warning about a scam and the disaster in louisiana. the celebrity who is stepping in to help the thousands of people flooded out of their homes. first, a 74-year-old florida man arrested for shooting a gator that was attacking a relative. the charges he is now facing and the online outrage. you're watching news channel 8
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we're back. a sumpter county man is fighting back after he was arrested for shooting an ga horses and attacked his stepson. >> when he raised up, after my stepson, it looked like he shot out of a canon. i had never seen nothing like it. >> it was a burst of lightning like. it was a surprise. >> the first man was the 74- year-old and then his stepson talking about how that alligator attacked. it was nearly 10 feet long when it threatened the horses. he shot it several times.
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when deputies arrived, they arrested him. he is now facing charges of unlawfully killing that alligator. this story has a lot of you reacting. >> yeah, meredyth censullo is reading through those comments. what are people saying? >> reporter: the vast majority, team blanton. i would protect my dogs every time. from susanre expect anything less from my husband if an alligator came into our yard. robert says, he's an avid hunter but does not hunt gator thes yet he would shoot one to protect his property, his family or himself. and david, he is team gator. he write, he shot first and then the son approached the gator which he knew was wounded. if you wound first and walk within reach, you are causing a
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david seems inline with the florida stand your ground law. the law is in the specific to animals. instead, necessity must be proven to a jury. gayle-- >> i know a lot of folks have a lot to say. thank you. and now an 8 on your side alert about a pokimon go scam. scammers could be targeting players through text messages. a mobile security firm claims it tracked thousands of scam texts. in text messages, there are rare characters or pokimon go coins if they go to a website and sign up. watch out because officials warn it's a fhishing scam. -- this is a phishing scam. the red cross is calling the flooding the worse since superstorm sandy four years ago. the flooding has damaged at least 40,000 homes and it's
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storms dumped more than 4 trillion-gallons of rain. that's enough to fill 6 million olympic-sized swimming pools. one celebrity is stepping in to help. singer taylor swift is donating $1 million to louisiana flood relief. a desperation situation east of los angeles. you can see a raging wildfire burning out of control. and take a look at the flames. so far, 9,000-acres and dozens of buildings including some homes are burned. s officials ordered 82,000 people to leave that area. and you have got to see this, the flames from the wildfire whipped up into a firenado. check it out. that's when the intense heat combines with windy conditions forming the swirling flames of fire. violence erupted in the
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was shot by a black police officer saturday afternoon. the police chief claims the video backs up the police account of the shooting but the public has yet to see it yet. in your medical alert, strollers and infant car seats, they are intended to keep your kids safe but children are still hurt using some of them. hundreds of thousands of kids were hurt in the last 20 years. for some, concussions were a problem. and sometimes, it comes down to safety belts and avoid hanging heavy things on strollers. and make sure you buy models that are age and wait appropriate. -- and weight appropriate. more gold for team usa. american gymnast simone biles being called the greatest of all time in her sport, she won gold in the women's floor exercise. she earned five medals, four golds and one bronze.
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american woman in a single olympics. her teammate won silver. she walks away with three medals from rio. >> and for the men, south florida's athlete won silver in the men's parallel bar competition. it's the first medal in parallel bars for team usa since 1996. there's lots of action. women's golf returning for the first time in 116 years. and the u.s. men's team takes on argentina. and in beach volley ball, the women suffered a devastating loss against brazil. they'll take on brazil's other team for bronze tonight. >> and now the medal count. the u.s. remains dominate with 84. 28 gold, 28 silver and 28 bronze. china is next in line with a total of 51 medals followed by great britain with 50.
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>> we did. that's a staggering amount and 28 for each color. good job, usa. feels muggy obviously. 79degrees at 8:00 a.m. now for the most part, it's dry at noon at 89 degrees. we will see the first few showers, mostly east of 75 before the storms push toward the coast by 4:00 p.m. 93 when it's not raining on you. yes, another scorcher. 76 in new port richey right now. sun city center, you're at 75. and 75 in lakeland. 75ri look at this, still dealing with overnight rain in louisiana. at least pockets of rain in texas. bad news for them. locally, most are dry now. here's the forecast, starting at 6:00 a.m. and it stays dry. we see the first few showers, look at that, polk county and highlands county around 1:00 p.m. a constant east wind is going to push the showers farther and farther west, just like yesterday. and i expect to see stronger storms near 75 this evening.
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and friday. notice lower rain chances saturday and sunday but the rain could start earlier in the day. how about traffic on the 8s? all right, a look at the roadways on 275 and pinellas county right around 38th avenue north by the entrance ramp. word of an accident there but no delays. that's good news. and let's head farther north on the howard frankland bridge moving into tampa. big issue here. here's a look at it. only the two right lanes open. two left lanes are blocked. and now earlier, they had three of the lanes blocked. it has looks better here. but still a lot of activity due to this accident with injuries. let's go to meliek on the street. there's the vehicle. just one vehicle involved in this crash. looks like it may have hit the barrier because it's crunched up and it's on the side. injuries involved in the accident. and looks like people are still out there. they have to get the car out and clean the area up. so the two left lanes will probably be closed for a while. fortunately no delays. this is northbound heading into
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she is nearly 40 weeks pregnant and posted this instagram video of herself wakeboarding. that's impressive. she did get her doctor's okay before shredding the wakes. she claims it gives her the perfect dose of stress relief. i was be balled up in the corner wondering when is this thing going to come? >> good balance. weather and traffic on the 8s is just three minutes away. i can't believe it has 40% fewer calories than butter. i can't believe it's made with real, simple ingredients. i can't believe... we're on a whale. i can't believe my role isn't bigger. real ingredients. unbelievable taste.
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time for weather and traffic on the 8s. 77degrees at tampa international airport. right now, clear skies, although it is muggy out there. and expect another scorcher with a high of 93. but as we expect this time of the year, the the storms develop, push toward the coast and clear out after sunset with a low of 77. tropical depression six's latest forecast coming up. all right, trouble remain on the howard frankland bridge.
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blocked closer to the tampa side. there's an overturned vehicle. you can get by in the two right
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broken air conditioning and a leaky roof, now a plea to keep this nursing home open. up next, how new manage. could bring new life to university village nursing frankland bridge cats. an animal lover is offering a big reward to help catch the person who is ditching the cats. we are live. and now that school is back, are you having trouble keeping up with everyone's schedule? just ahead, we have the apps that can help you better manage your time. good morning and welcome to news channel 8 today. i'm gayle guyardo. >> and i'm gene ramirez. thank you for joining us. let's get a look at the weather on this wednesday morning. good morning, leigh. >> it's a little steamy out there. as we would expect. but skies are mostly clear.

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